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Old 09-06-2006, 11:02 AM   #136
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Well you can either do a Polygons --> Smooth which will increase the geometry. You can do thins to either the whole object or just certain faces depending on what you want (this will also help keep certain areas sharp) or you could do Edit Polygons ---> Normals ---> Soften / Harden which will change the look of the edges. So it will keep the geometry in shape but just give the edges a sharp or soft look.

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Old 09-06-2006, 11:16 AM   #137
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OK, I understand that meshsmooth adds geometry but do I have to do this to seperate face selections or do I add smoothing to groups of faces and edit in the attribute editor. It just seems that Max has an advantage in this respect. I have used the smooth function, but it doesnt seem that nice when I render. Is there a way to add one meshsmooth and have it recognise different regions and edges or do I have to do as I have mentioned above.

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Old 09-06-2006, 11:18 AM   #138
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As far as I know that the only way. You could add more edges to make it sharper when you smooth.
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:23 AM   #139
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Thats true, but as I said chamfering edges on a complex model is a pain and very time consuming. I cant believe that maya does not have this feature as a lot of the work I see has hard edges while still being smoothed (possibly due to a lot of small chamfers!!). Hopefully, with the aquisition of maya by discreet, we will see some improvements that will accomodate this and other features.
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:25 AM   #140
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Might be worth one of the other senior members chipping in and seeing if there is another answer but as far as I know there isn't.
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:26 AM   #141
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Default Well done!!!

There is alot of learning still to be done,
don't give up ever! it is much better than your first attempt bro. you learn as you make mistakes and the more you model, the better and more efficient you'll become. I proud of you for not giving up.
Work on the eyes, brow and cheeks more too...
as for almost every character it gives it a unique personality. the Eyes are "windows to the soul"
from there you can make any character look wimpy, confident, evil, good... blah... you name it.
Coming along well!
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:30 AM   #142
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here are some pics not sure if I am going to for this ..trying to get frong view some more definition and side view some more . i cant figure out how to work the cheek area ..let me know if I should keep it or not
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front view so you can see definition
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man that looks mean and i mean mean lol.., your a guy who just wont give up and all the better for it too, wish i had your patince, maybe when uni finishes this week i hope, but your an inspiration my friend

had another look, looks down right evil
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okay some pics with little horns I put on ...any C and C will be welcomed ...
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another shot ....not posting wire but will if needed ..redid geometry on alot of spots ...cheers
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turn 90 degrees the eye, if i'm seeing corectly, the point has to be in, cause if you ever texture him it will cause trouble.
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okay will work on that ...still going to work on it alittle more but almost finished
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Are you just going to do the head or can we expect a body?
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